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Researcher cites ancient Minoan-era 'computer'

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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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(ANA-MPA) -- The Minoan civilisation on pre-Classical Crete discovered the first rudimentary analog computer in mankind's history, according to researcher Minas Tsikritsis, an academic who specialises in ancient Aegean writing systems.

Tsikritsis, who also hails from Crete -- where the Bronze Age Minoan civilization flourished from approximately 2700 BC to 1500 century BC -- maintains that the Minoan Age object discovered in 1898 in Paleokastro site, in the Sitia district of western Crete, preceded the heralded "Antikythera Mechanism" by 1,400 years, and was the first analog and "portable computer" in history.



This is a wow find. I tried looking for some larger pics to post with the article but so far haven't found any yet. I or hopefully some other members will post some later. I think it funny that the more we dig the more we learn that our ancestors were smarter than we give them credit for.

Chalk up another one for Ancient man.


Stay tuned...


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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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All of this has happened before... and it will happen again.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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More more more!

Bump -- thanks Slay, looking forward to finding out more about this.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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OK I found a larger image..


Researcher cites ancient Minoan-era 'computer'

"While searching in the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion for Minoan Age findings with astronomical images on them we came across a stone-made matrix unearthed in the region of Paleokastro, Sitia. In the past, archaeologists had expressed the view that the carved symbols on its surface are related with the Sun and the Moon," Tsikritsis said.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 09:56 AM
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I would love to find some pics! I love this kind of thing. Great Find!!

LOL that's why I love this site!
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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by Lordvander
All of this has happened before... and it will happen again.


I think it goes like this...


Ecclesiastes 3:15

That which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requires that which is past.


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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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Also interesting that it calculates dates past 2012. Well, when that date doesn't pan out, they can start using 2018 from this.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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I thought others would be interested in the find.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 10:26 AM
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How fantastic! This just further instills the thought that we were technologically advanced before and some major catastrophe occurred which wiped the knowledge out. Could it have been a political uprising? That is what I believe.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 10:28 AM
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Originally posted by chiefsmom
Also interesting that it calculates dates past 2012. Well, when that date doesn't pan out, they can start using 2018 from this.




Well does the Minoan-era 'computer' trump the Mayan 2012 end of the world crowds beliefs?



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by DonnaLynn
How fantastic! This just further instills the thought that we were technologically advanced before and some major catastrophe occurred which wiped the knowledge out. Could it have been a political uprising? That is what I believe.



I'm pretty sure that as time goes on they will find more not necessarily King Tuts I-pod or the ancients DVD/Blue-ray collection but that in fact Ancient man had it going a lot more than we give them credit for.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 11:17 AM
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Hey now, I was not going biblical.

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 11:33 AM
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interesting find Slayer
S&F

but I am curious as to it's functions
of how it computes. It appears to be
more of a calendar than a computer.

Also, it shows a 58 count on the ring
and our hours are 60 minutes. What
did they do with the missing 2 minutes
every hr. Or were days shorter back then??

Which brings up another theory. What if during
those times the earth's wobble was slightly different
and there were shorter days.

holy smokes !!!
that means shorter work weeks, Yoooooo Hooooooo
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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 11:41 AM
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Rough calculation but 2 minutes a day for @3,000 years means that it is off 100 years.

But

Maybe we are the ones that are wrong.

Anyway, neat find!



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 11:55 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
Rough calculation but 2 minutes a day for @3,000 years means that it is off 100 years.
But Maybe we are the ones that are wrong.

well due to the time period in which this was used
(BC) I seriously doubt it would effect our calendar
now since our current system started with AD and used
a different system for counting.

I think Slayer just posted this to show that this is
one of the first ways we have found that they
counted and measured time.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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Fascinating find Slayer..

I wonder how accurate it is?

btw..does it have moving parts?

still reading here....


hmmm..wish there was more info on this...
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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by baddmove
btw..does it have moving parts?

I had the same question but
looking closer at the pic, it
appears to me that it doesn't.
It appears solid to me but I may be
wrong.

But if it did move on a wheel basis
then we might also have to change
history on when the wheel was invented.



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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Very interesting find Slayer. Its all true that we are still missing a big piece to the puzzle of what happened during ancient times. We all can safely say that many Ancient civilizations were probably wiped out by the great natural disasters and the rising of the sea level that caused many cities to be submerged underwater.

Great find



posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 12:39 PM
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I wanted to post a comparison of the new find to some Ancient "Calenders"


New - Computer




Nazca - Calender



Mayan - Calender

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posted on Apr, 6 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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